Dawsonville man killed in single-vehicle wreck

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A Dawsonville man was killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident on Hwy. 52 West Monday night near its intersection with Applewood Lane in Lumpkin County.

The deceased was identified by Lumpkin County Coroner Jim Sheppard as 52-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Disharoon, of 47 Betts Mine Road in Dawson County.

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, Disharoon was the driver of a Ford Econoline van traveling west on state Road 52 when it failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, overturned and struck a tree with its top. The van came to rest on its right side facing south on the north shoulder of SR 52.

Tambra Nelson, 55, of Lumpkin County, was a front-seat passenger in the van. She was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where she was treated for unknown injuries.

The report indicates that both victims had their seatbelts on and that drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in this crash.

 

 

 

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Johns Creek Man Dies in Dahlonega Motorcycle Crash

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said a Johns Creek man was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Towns Creek Church Road.

Lumpkin County Coroner Jim Sheppard identified the man as 49-year-old Rajendrajdnrda Jamadagni, Georgia State Patrol, Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to the accident.

Sheppard said Jamadagni was conscious when he was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center at 9:59 a.m. He was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m.

 

 

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Driver of Van that Plowed into Moe’s on Monday is Charged With DUI, Reckless Driving

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Russell Moss, 28, of Woodstock has been charged with DUI and reckless driving after he struck six other cars then plowed into a crowded Moe’s Southwest Restaurant on Morrison Moore Parkway with a plumbing van during lunch hour on Monday.

 

Several people were injured, including Moss, who suffered what has been described as serious injuries. He was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. All but one of the injured were in their cars. Their injuries were believed to be non-life threatening. One person inside the restaurant was injured when he tried to jump out of the way.

 

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard asked for prayers from the community for the victims.

 

The incident remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

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1 Killed, 1 Serously Injured in Dahlonega Crash

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – One person was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on collision on Morrison Moore near the intersection of Rabel Drive in Lumpkin County Friday at 7:34 p.m.

According to the report by Georgia State Patrol SFC Curtis W. Bradshaw Jr., Bonnie Bisbee, 50, of Dahlonega was killed while traveling south on Ga. Hwy. 60 in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer that crossed the centerline, striking the 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Shandra Loggins, 50, of Dahlonega head on.

Bradshaw stated that the Bisbee vehicle rotated counter clockwise and came to an uncontrolled rest, blocking the northbound travel lane facing east.. The Loggins vehicle traveled off the east shoulder rotating counter clockwise and came to a final uncontrolled rest facing west

Bisbee was pronounced dead at the scene. Loggins received serious injuries and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment

 

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Mother Charged With Murder in Death of Infant Son

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MEGAN DIXDAHLONEGA, Ga. — More than a year after the death of her two-month old son, 19-year-old Megan Dix of Dahlonega has been arrested and charged with murder in connection his death.

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ms. Dix’s residence on Winters Mountain Road for a medical issue involving her son, Jalen, on Dec. 15, 2015. Upon arrival, the child was found to be unresponsive.

The child was rushed to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and later to Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta where he died. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation performed an autopsy that determined the injury could not have been self-inflicted. However, it took more than a year before the results were ready to be presented to a Grand Jury.

Earlier this month, the Lumpkin County Superior Court Grand Jury returned an indictment that charged Dix with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and cruelty to children in the first degree.

Dix was arrested at her home on Skyline Drive and transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center where she is being held without bond.
Sheriff Jarrard said that Dix admitted to being with the baby at the time of the incident that claimed the child’s life.

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Head-On Hwy. 52 Crash Kills Lumpkin County Man

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DAHLONEGA, Ga — A head-on collision on Hwy 52 East in Lumpkin County Monday morning claimed the life of a Dahlonega man.

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Pfrogner reports that an unidentified 19-year-old male from Cleveland allegedly crossed the center line on Highway 52 near the old AT&T building and struck the car driven by Johnny Taylor, 57, of Dahlonega. Taylor was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where he died of his injuries that same day.

The unidentified driver has been charged with failure to maintain lane and safety restraint violation. The accident is still under investigation and Pfrogner said more charges are likely to follow.

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Arrest Made in Road Rage Incident

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A Dawson County man charged with misdemeanor battery has been released on $3,500 bond following an apparent road rage incident in Lumpkin County last month.

Robin Jason Venable, 60, turned himself in to Lumpkin County authorities last week after he and Shane Anderson Grant, 44, were involved in a fight outside Vulcan Rock Plant on Red Oak Flats Road.

According to the police report Grant, who was driving a UPS truck, pulled out of a driveway directly into the path of the dump truck Venable was driving, barely missing a collision. Venable allegedly followed Grant when he turned into the Vulcan driveway and began cursing at him. Grant said he took out his cell phone and began to film the incident and Venable knocked the phone out of his hand. He said he then exited his truck and struck Venable who went to his truck and retrieved a metal bar and struck him in the head and leg. Grant said he wrestled the bar away from Venable and went inside to call 911.

Grant was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where his injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.

No arrest were made at the time due to conflicting accounts given by the two parties.

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